Climate Change is one of those subjects which is so big that it can be difficult to know where to start. The good news is that Staffordshire County Council has taken the lead and we are working with our partners, our staff and you, the people of Staffordshire, to take action.
Tackling climate change is a corporate priority for the County Council and is also a priority under the County Council's Strategic Plan.
For more information on Climate Change in Staffordshire visit OC3
Green Shoots: Staffordshire County Council Climate Change Strategy
is the third edition of Staffordshire County Council’s corporate climate change strategy. It will set out the council’s continuing response to climate change, building on the achievements of (version 2). It will discuss progress so far against targets and details the rapidly changing drivers for action. There is a particular focus on the economic benefits and money saving opportunities that can accrue from undertaking action to tackle climate change.
Green Shoots will appear here by Spring 2013.
Green Shoots Calculations Paper (to appear here in Spring 2013).
The following papers act as satellite documents that sit under the umbrella of Green Shoots: sector specific carbon reduction plans and how we will adapt to changing weather patterns.
Climate Change Adaptation Plan (3.6 MB)
Street Lighting Carbon Management Plan (211 KB)
Sustainable Procurement Policy (to appear here in Spring 2013)
Low Carbon Schools Plan (to appear here in Spring 2013)
Renewable Energy Delivery Plan (to appear here in December 2013)
Sustainable Travel Plan (to appear here by December 2013)
Climate Local is a new initiative – led by local government for local government – to drive, inspire and support council action on carbon reduction and climate resilience. It succeeds the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change and offers a framework that can reflect local priorities and opportunities for action. It supports councils’ efforts both to reduce carbon emissions and to improve their resilience to the anticipated changes in the climate.
On 14 March 2013, Staffordshire County Council signed up to Climate Local, committing us to reducing carbon, reducing energy use, developing renewable energy schemes and making our county more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Climate Local Declaration (279KB)
Climate Local Commitments (174 KB)
Staffordshire County Council also has an Environmental Policy.
For more information on any of the above papers, please email email@example.com. For more information on climate change in Staffordshire, please visit www.staffsoc3.org.uk.